Oracle VM Virtualbox or VMware player?

Chat about just about anything else

Oracle VM Virtualbox or VMware player?

Postby malligt on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:24 pm

Which is the preferred piece of software for Mint 13 or Mint 14?

Virtualbox is in the software manager, but not VMware.

Recent reviews of Vmware seem to say it outshines Virtualbox in ease of use.

Hence my question -- which is the preferred virtual machine software to the readers?

Thanks
malligt
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 254
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:58 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Oracle VM Virtualbox or VMware player?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:36 pm

Moved your topic here, as this isn't a request for support but for opinions. Hence moving it to chat :)

Personally I just use VirtualBox as, and you already mentioned this, you can easily install it from the repositories. And I need to be able to easily run all the various Linux Mint versions and editions, and as Linux Mint comes preloaded with VirtualBox guest additions it is just more sensible for me to use VirtualBox. Also, it just works :wink: VMware may be better or not (I have no opinion on that), but it would require more work on my end. Pass.

If you do go for VirtualBox, remember to add yourself to the vboxusers group after installing it. You can do so easily with this command:
Code: Select all
sudo usermod -aG vboxusers $(id -un)
User avatar
xenopeek
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 15262
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Oracle VM Virtualbox or VMware player?

Postby malligt on Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:17 pm

Many thanks. I have been using the Oracle VM Virtual Box all along, but wanted to know if there might be a better way to VM.
Thanks again for your help.
malligt
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 254
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:58 pm

Re: Oracle VM Virtualbox or VMware player?

Postby SilverNexus on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:43 am

At minimum, the 32-bit version of VMWare Player requires 64-bit extensions to install (at least, that's what it told me when I tried). This shouldn't be a problem for people running 64-bit (practically everybody but myself and very few others), but I thought I'd point it out. So, VMWare is essentially out of the picture for 32-bit users. Otherwise, nothing really changes for 64-bit users because of that.
They say that a three-year old can use Windows 8. I say that's a bit of a regression. When I was three, I could use DOS.

A computer without Windows is like a fish without a bicycle.
SilverNexus
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: Somewhere between reality and my own mind's fantasy.

Re: Oracle VM Virtualbox or VMware player?

Postby meteorrock on Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:47 am

I am using VMware player at the moment.

I tried the Oracle virutal box, Using Windows 7 as my host OS, I found it was lacking proper audio support for some audio drivers. My workstation and parts are only a month old. I could never get audio to work on it on Linux Mint 14.1 as my "guest" OS. Pulse Audio is one "audio" module that comes with Oracles virtual box, and there is a kernel bug in it stopping audio. Source for that information is at this link here. You can notice the author of the pulse audio module that comes with Oracle virtual box having him a cute little heart to heart with the linux maintainer, Linus Torvalds. LOL> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/04 ... _bug_rage/

So I went with Vmware player. Let me give you some codes you will need for that after installing it for the tools you will need for it, called VMware tools, if it does not install during your install process. I had problems with VMware not getting the tools on its own. Make sure you do not use the auto install for VMware upon installing linux mint, it will hang on trying to get the tools for that program during install. Use the custom options on that software to write your ISO to the virtual drive you will set up after installing the VMware app.


Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools


You will need these other tools if you are looking into building modules on your linux mint OS.

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install open-vm-dkms

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install open-vm-toolbox



Image
meteorrock
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:24 am

Re: Oracle VM Virtualbox or VMware player?

Postby horirevens on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:24 am

Hi guys, can you help me about this error.

i have a custom-dist.iso from remastering linux mint 13 maya. but when i use it to virtualbox, i get an error. first, when loading in VB there are any some text but i don't know what is that. second, when i want to login i have error "unable to load 'ubuntu session'". can you tell me what happen with this?

maybe i have error when make custom-dist.iso in remastersys or maybe my settings in virtualbox?
horirevens
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:59 am


Return to Open chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests